TUCSON, Ariz. — The Oregon State women's golf team battled a tough course in the opening round of the 2017 Pac-12 Championship on Monday.
The Beavers shot a 29-over 317 at the par-72, 6,492-yard Sewailo Golf Club and are in 10th place. Oregon sits in 11th after firing a 30-over 318.
OSU is a stroke behind California and Washington State. UCLA leads the 11-team field with a 2-over 290, six strokes better than Stanford and Colorado.
The second round of the three-day, 54-hole tournament begins at 8 a.m. on Tuesday and live scoring is available at golfstat.com. Oregon State will start on the 10th hole at 8:40 a.m. and be paired with Washington State and Oregon.
Sophomore Olivia Benzin had nothing worse than a bogey and freshman Nicole Schroeder dropped in three birdies to both lead Oregon State with a 6-over 78.
Senior Elyse Smidinger also made three birdies to finish with an 8-over 80 and junior Hannah Swanson carded a 9-over 81 to make up the Beavers' first-round scoring.
Junior Susie Cavanagh finished the opening round with an 11-over 83.
Oregon senior Cathleen Santoso finished the day as the top Duck after firing a 5-over 77, and sits in a tie for 23rd on the individual leaderboard.
Duck teammates Kathleen Scavo, Marcella Pranovia and Petra Salko all ended the first day in Tucson at 8-over and tied for 38th overall. Pranovia was 2 over on her final nine holes, and Scavo led the Ducks on the day with four birdies.
UCLA's Lilia Vu and Bethany Wu each fired a 1-under 71 and were the only golfers in the 55-player field to finish in red figures.